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Course: Alternative Darkroom 1 Intro to Handmade Photography

5 June 2019 until 26 June 2019
Stills: Centre for Photography

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This course provides an introduction to alternative photographic processes, and will enable you to quickly master the basics of hand-coated, non-silver emulsions and chemistry techniques, with an emphasis on developing your skills of perception and craft.

While the course objective looks to the past, there’s also much to be learned from the present state of photography and we will discuss a wide selection of photographs from photography’s inception over 160 years ago through to its current state.

During the course you will have the opportunity to create a series of prints from a number of materials, personal or found images and objects.

Open to all levels, it is recommended you bring or wear suitable clothes for darkroom use.

By the end of the course you will have:

Learned more about alternative handmade photographic process.
Learned to mix chemistry
Experimented with at least 2 different alternative photographic printing techniques
Created photographs in variety of ways using different hand applied chemical techniques and their variants, including combined printing and toning
Have the opportunity to work on a dedicated project.

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